GIVING MORE KIDS HAPPIER SMILES

Chesterfield dentist Gene Cohen was one of several St. Louis area dentists who provided 357 kids with $283,445 worth of free dental care during a recent Give Kids A Smile event at Saint Louis University. The nonprofit organization has provided a total of $9.1 million in complimentary dental care regionally to 16,000-plus kids since 2002.

CHESTERFIELD’S FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY IS COMING

Are you taking in Chesterfield’s Food Truck Fridays at the plaza in front of City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Parkway West? Lunch times are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This month’s vendors on June 29 are Cardinals Nation, Steak Louie, Locoz Tacos and Sweet Divine. Prices range from $7 to $11 per dish. All of the food trucks take cash; some accept credit cards. Seating is available.

NEW TRANSPORTATION SERVICE SERVES WEST COUNTY VISUALLY IMPAIRED, SENIORS

Independent Transportation Network (ITNGateway), a new and regional senior transportation service with a Chesterfield-based office, is serving those with visual impairments and those who are 60 years old or older.

ITN is a national nonprofit transportation system with an affiliate operation in St. Charles County for the past eight years. 

People aged 60-plus and those with visual impairments who are 21 years or older who live within the following ZIP codes are eligible for ITNGateway service: 63005, 63011, 63017, 63105, 63117, 63124, 63130, 63131, 63132, 63141, 63143, 63144 and 63146. 

Individuals submit an application with an annual fee of $50, or $75 per couple, and are provided rides to anywhere within the service area for any reason, 24 hours, seven days a week at the cost of only $1.50 per mile with a $2.50 pickup fee. No money exchanges hands with the drivers.

To volunteer to drive or sign up for the service call 314.724.2117, email info@itngateway.org or go to ITNGateway.org. Drivers are screened with a criminal background check and motor vehicle check and are thoroughly interviewed, screened and trained. 

PRINCIPAL FOR CHESTERFIELD HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES ST. LOUIS TOP HONOR

Chesterfield-based Marquette High School Principal Greg Mathison was selected as Principal of the Year by the St. Louis Association of Secondary School High Principals.

“I’m humbled. An award like this isn’t about one person. It’s about the community, staff, and the students whom we serve,” he says. “This is a reflection of the great things we’re doing in the school. For that, I’m honored, and words don’t describe how proud I am of the things we’re doing for our kids here.”​

PILLARS OF PARKWAY ANNOUNCED

From among 70 nominees, seven individuals were selected as 2018 Pillars of Parkway award winners. This prestigious designation is presented annually to individuals who provide extraordinary service to the Parkway School District community and who go beyond what is expected of them.  

This year’s honorees are Kim Carr, teacher, Central High; Amie Gossett, teacher, West High; Kevin Helton, assistant principal, Oak Brook Elementary; Stacy Klohmann, teacher, Henry Elementary; Bonnie Krueger, volunteer, south area; Dee Mogerman, volunteer/former school board member, north area; and Jane Sinnott, school nurse, McKelvey Elementary.

CHAPLAIN CELEBRATES FOUR DECADES OF SERVING

Chesterfield Police Chaplain T.D. Stubblefield recently reached the milestone of 40 years of serving as a community pastor. He is the senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Chesterfield, 17103 Wildhorse Creek Road. According to local police officers, the volunteer police chaplain even brings doughnuts when he rides with them on patrol. He also is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains.

30 YEARS OF CIVIC PRAYING

Chesterfield Kiwanis Club members hosted their 30th Annual Civic Prayer Breakfast. It featured keynote speaker Gary Olson, retired president and CEO of St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield. Local singer Erin Bode also performed. Proceeds from the event benefited Camp Wyman and International Crisis Aid.